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ABC
Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
tonight, and president obama finally has his nominee for secretary of defense confirmed. chuck hagel, a republican, who had been a senator for a dozen ye years. republicans had delayed his vote and objected over his views on iran among other things, but tonight, the senate confirming him by a vote of 58-41, with four republicans voting for him. >>> tonight, meanwhile, congress has just two days left now to make a deal or automatic spending cuts will kick in on friday. and this evening, the president arguing it would not only hurt jobs, but among other things, the country's defense. abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl breaking it down tonight. >> reporter: the president took his battle over looming spending cuts to the giant military shipbuilding facility in newport news, virginia. warning of lost jobs and worse. >> this work, along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, are currently in jeopardy, because of politics in washington. >> reporter: not just jobs, national security at risk, too. across the bay in norfolk is the "uss harry truman." it is supposed to be on its way to th
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
, paula faris. >>> and coming up here, michelle obama reveals why she really got those bangs. coming up in our "instant index." [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you'v
ABC
Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
. today, president obama's former ambassador to the holy see suggested mahony consider bowing out, too. >> he has to decide for himself in terms of what is in the best interest of the church. >> reporter: and then, there's the italian papers full of reports of a dossier prepared "for the pope's eyes only," supposedly detailing a sex and blackmail scandal in the vatican. this is beginning to sound like a dan brown novel. >> well, the catholic church doesn't do dull. >> reporter: turns out a dossier does exist, the findings of an internal investigation into last year's vati-leaks scandal. but only the pope knows what's in it. today, benedict met privately with the three elderly investigators. the italian press calls them "the 007 cardinals." >> the cardinals who did the investigation into corruption inside the vatican are known to know everything. and so, if they say, hey, i don't think this candidate is the best idea at this point, that will be taken very seriously. >> reporter: today, the pope issued new rules that could fast track this election, but ultimately, the timing will be up t
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
. president obama calling it a highly provocative act and urging swift action from allies. >>> and the other big headline from overseas tonight, what we're learning about pope benedict. new pictures of the place he will live in retirement. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. he won't have to walk far. today, the vatican revealed his retirement home is just behind st. peter's. a former nunnery with its own chapel and library. today, the vatican spokesman also disclosed new details about the pope's deteriorating health, revealing he has a pacemaker and he recently underwent surgery to replace the batteries. >> nothing sudden. but over the past few years, he certainly slowed down a bit. >> reporter: already, the focus is on choosing his successor. a process that's not at a
ABC
Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
to pop up today. >> look, mrs. obama. i'm getting moving right now by jogging! >> there's big bird helping mrs. obama promote exercise, tweeting to the first lady, "hope your husband didn't mind all the loud stomping. i'm not exactly light on my feet." >>> and the countdown to oscar is on, and here's your number. three. that's how many days are left until the big show. we learned today there will be something new at the very end, way past everyone's bedtime. you remember in '91, billy crystal signing off at midnight? in '99, whoop pi goi goldberg c in at 12:20 a.m. but this year, there will be one more musical number at the end of the show, host seth macfarlane and kristin chenoweth will sing us off into the night. so, stay up. >>> and coming up here, something new and human we learned that dolphins can do. you have to hear it to believe it, next. helps provide many with day and night relief of heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. there is risk of bone fracture, and low magnesium levels. side effects may include headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. call your doctor
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
journey, at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> coming up next here, what do you think of mrs. obama's official new portrait? it's in our "instant index." [ male announcer ] you like who you are... and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female ann
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
, the story is another headline about gun violence. and today, president obama traveled to minneapolis to raise pressure for gun legislation. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road today. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: central component of the president's new plan is kwooifring virtually anybody buying a gun is a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. 36-year-old andrew engeldinger went on a rampage at this sign store after he was fired. shooting and killing six employees. according to his parents, he was mentally ill and refused treatment. here's the thing. he legally bought his gun here after passing a background check. >> our son struggled for years with mental illness. in the last few years, we no longer have had contact with him. >> reporter: the l
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
violence. and a gripping scene at the white house today. president obama honoring the teachers and staff who lost their lives at sandy hook elementary. the president wiping away a tear as he recounted their heroism on that dark day. he took his message to his hometown of chicago. here tonight, jonathan karl. >> reporter: today, the white house planned to focus on the economy. but like the state of the union address, the president's most passionate comments came on gun violence. >> too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> reporter: in chicago, he invoked the memory of hadiyah pendleton, who was gunned down days after performing at the inauguration. >> no law or set of laws can prevent every senseless act of violence in this country. when a child opens fire on another child, there's a hole in that child's heart that government can't fill. >> reporter: earlier, at the white house, raw emotion, as the president honored the adults shot down and killed trying to protect the children of sandy hook elementary school. >> they gave all they had for the most innocent and help
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
conducting and president obama has ordered government agencies to help american companies spot and deter hackers from that secret army building in shanghai, diane. >> all right, brian ross, thank you. >>> and now, we turn to the deepening mystery in the murder case against olympic hero oscar pistorius. today, we saw dueling images. the once beloved athlete in court, hearing the charges against him. while his girlfriend was being buried, 700 miles away. tonight, there are two versions of what happened, and abc's bazi kanani takes us through both. >> reporter: in reeva steenkamp's hometown, her family gathered to say good >> there's only one thing missing, it's reeva. >> reporter: today, pistorius explained for the first time his version of events on that valentine's day. they were both sleeping, pistorius said, when he woke up and went onto the balcony when he heard a noise in the bathroom. in the pitch dark, he grabbed his gun and rushed into the bathroom, noticed an open window and thought an intruder was hiding in the toilet room. "i knew i had to protect reeva and myself," he wrote. h
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans, they are not right. they have no right to -- it is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership, but the byproduct of this is anger, anger among people, the innocent people who are getting killed. so, you are just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now, the man who signs off on the kill list, from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there are been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade. killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distance, muted chain saw. a dull, but deadly roar. villagers describing it this
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
about iran, which he called an elected, legitimate government, misstating president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even his supporters acknowledge he didn't have a particularly strong performance today. at one point, acknowledging that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much, jonathan karl. >>> and in alabama tonight, law enforcement officials are searching for enough wisdom to prevent a tragedy. a standoff is under way, a frightened 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. his captor has a gun. so, what should police do next? abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: just beyond that line of trees, a 5-year-old boy named ethan is spending his third terrifying day in captivity. dozens of police and s.w.a.t. teams have the property in this tiny alabama town surrounded. hostage negotiators have been talking regularly to the kidnapper, 65-year-old
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to drop strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informs, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the documents say, it, quote, does not quire the government to have clear evidence. case in point, anwar al awlaki, top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this justifies ou
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
role in syria may be about to change. the obama administration could soon decide to send military equipment to the rebels or other aid of some kind to the rebels. which will it be? abc's martha raddatz here to debrief us. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is an acknowledgement that what the u.s. has been doing so far has not worked. and it is clear from phone calls i've been making to officials up until just a few moments ago, that the administration is now ready to do more to pressure the assad regime. it would be the first time the u.s. has given aid to the military side of the opposition forces. i'm told it could be anything from communications gear to medical supplies to body armor to armored vehicles. even if it is just communications here or medical supplies, that would be a significant shift for the u.s. and could be a big boost to these opposition groups. it is expected that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will announce this tomorrow in rome as part of his first overseas trip, diane. >> and what about weapons, martha? are they still on the table? >> reporter: well,
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